Who we are

The Orchestra of Flight, formerly the Boeing Employees’ Concert Orchestra, was formed in 1983. Some of our members are current or retired Boeing employees, but it is not necessary to be affiliated with Boeing to join the orchestra.

What we do

We play classical and popular orchestral music and have fun while providing a valuable music outreach  program.

To carry out our community-service mission of bringing live performances to the musically underserved, most of our concerts are held in retirement and assisted-living communities throughout the Puget Sound Region.

Our Music Director

Matthew Kruse has been the music director for the Orchestra of Flight since the autumn of 2005. An accomplished musician (French horn), conductor and music teacher, Matthew enjoys sharing his love of music with the group and the greater community.

In addition to his work with the Orchestra of Flight, Matthew is the music director for the Redmond United Methodist Church Chancel Choir and Twelfth Night Productions, a local theater group. He is also a private French horn instructor, and teaches choral and instrumental music in the Lake Washington School District at the International Community School and Tesla STEM High School.

Matthew is grateful to all of the musicians who play in the Orchestra of Flight and give their time, energy, and talent for a good cause.